Lightweight multi-mission surveillance radar
Giraffe 1X is an ideal air surveillance component in the Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) domain that provides ground based air defence commanders with engagement quality target data, drone detection and Counter-Artillery, Rocket and Mortar (C-RAM) sense and warn within a single solution. It is the ideal main sensor for a Very Short Range Radar (VSHORAD) system and can be used as a gap filler that complements larger GBAD systems, or as a Counter-UAS (C-UAS) solution.
Small, lightweight, high-performing 3D radar
The compact concept makes Giraffe 1X the perfect choice when continuous air surveillance is desired as part of short-range surveillance and ground based air defence. The weight, together with its very low power consumption makes it easily integrated into any type of mobile platform or fixed structure. The total system weighs less than 150 kg with a topside weight of 100 kg.
Giraffe 1X provides swift understanding of the air situation, enabling immediate and effective response to changing threats, new tactics and shifting operational conditions. The compact high performing 3D radar covers the entire search volume every second and will detect any air threat, including Low, Slow and Small (LSS) targets.
Fixed, mobile or deployable with small footprint
Giraffe 1X can be used as either a mobile, a deployable or a fixed asset for short-range surveillance and GBAD. Giraffe 1X has an exceptional small integration footprint. In fact, the complete radar can be transported on a pickup truck-sized vehicle, by helicopter or towed on a trailer. It can be permanently installed on a building or a mast, or integrated into a suitable vehicle. The system can be operated remotely or locally.
Giraffe 1X provides simultaneous air surveillance, GBAD target acquisition, and RAM sense and warn capabilities without performance degradation. It can also be delivered with sea surface surveillance capability and can be configured fully self-contained with C3 capabilities.
The automatic tracking functionality provides quick and reliable feedback to the operator. Giraffe 1X can detect fixed and rotary wing targets, fast missiles and RAM targets as well as small UAVs in high-clutter environments. It covers the entire search volume every second and provides forces with early warning. It also offers ﬂexible integration of weapon systems and tactical data links giving the user great flexibility in their connectivity options.
Drone detection and classification
The Giraffe ELSS (enhanced low, slow and small) function offers state of the art UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) detection performance, building on the innovative thinking behind the design of the Giraffe radars. It detects and tracks small/mini-UAVs, even distinguish them from birds with a false alarm rate reduced to an absolute minimum.
It can be used for a wide range of applications such as monitoring airport flight zones, local protection of own forces while on the move, camps or civil event protection, and UAV surveillance of larger areas.